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Looking forward to 2017 and beyond!

Time flies, and we are just about to enter another year. Time and again I bumped into this thing we call stack back trace. For last 10 or so years I always thought that it would be nice to get good grasp of this lethal weapon, compareable to a sharp knife and sharper brain of a surgeon. If one can understand this then lot of todays technology and their underlying thoughts and implementation becomes clear.

One can use it for lots of different things. Debugger uses it all the time, so it is not a new ground breaking technology. But its use is unbelievably wide in range. In this continuing series of notesf, I will try to emphasize one such implementation, that perhaps some of us could call "Beautiful code", and some of its use. It will cover an wide range of topics like: assembler, symbol constructions, application binary interfaces and standards, register sets and its purpose with respect to activation records.Finally its incarnation into the kernel.


More coming ...

Posted on Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 07:25PM by Registered CommenterProkash Sinha | CommentsPost a Comment | References1 Reference

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